The Search for the Northwest Passage

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History Today
Vol. 67, no. 2 (February 2017), p. 10-17

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Motivated by power and prestige, Europeans have long sought a route through the Arctic ocean connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific. Despite many failures, the lure of the frozen north has enjoyed remarkable longevity. Philip Hatfield considers why